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The cicada season is upon us and anglers across the region are enjoying some exciting surface action.
After a wet start to the season right through to mid-December it’s been nice to have some settled weather and sunshine.
Angling over the Christmas break is looking very promising, with the weather warm but not too hot that the trout are going off the feed.
Despite unsettled weather over the last couple weeks, anglers have been seen out in good numbers and reports have been predominantly positive.
With the new season comes a lot of opportunity, especially here on the West Coast.
It might not seem like it with the recent snowstorms, but spring is just around the corner.
The winter fishing season starts on the first of May and brings some great fishing.
Salmon season is upon us thanks to recent rain that has triggered their runs.
The fishing is really starting to pick up on the West Coast as trout look up and focus on large dry flies floating downstream - that provide a high energy...
Aside from a period of rain last week lifting river flows, conditions this autumn have been superb.
In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...
Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.
With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...
The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.
As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.
As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.
Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.
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